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Joanna Maselko says "people with depression tend to use religion as a coping mechanism." What is your opinion about this.Why according to you people follow religion?Why do you follow religion..if you do?

Asked by Rohit Soni, 25 Dec '09 01:40 pm
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A study released by Temple University found that people who feel close to a higher power and pray often are more likely to be depressed, while people who attend religious services and feel that their lives have purpose are less likely to be depressed.
Lead researcher Joanna Maselko found that people who report being in a close relationship with a higher power are 1.5 times more likely to struggle with depression. She believes depressed people may use religion as a coping mechanism, and as a result, "they're more closely relating to God and praying more."

People who did not necessarily report being close to a higher power but did attend religious services regularly are 30% less likely to struggle with depression. Being involved in a faith-based community helps forge attachments to others, which prevents depression, the report said.

"People with high levels of existential well-being tend to have a good base, which makes them very centered emotionally," Maselko said in a news relea ...more
Answered by parul advani, 25 Dec '09 02:20 pm

 
  
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So far I know, Dr. Joanna Maselko is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist who researches the socioeconomic determinants of mental health in the global context....

Dr. Joanna believes that Women Engaged In Religious Activities Benefit From Reduced Anxiety ......

See, Mr. Rohit, religion GIVES US A WAY TO LOOK AT LIFE......IT IS A OUTLOOK TOWARDS LOOKING AT FEW ELEMENTS IN LIFE....THEY ARE 1. BIRTH, 2. DEATH, 3. SORROW, 4. PEACE OR HAPPINESS, 5. WEALTH AND 6. MEN AND WOMEN.......

People think and try to establish facts as per their UNDERSTANDING. For the whole world, Religion has been created so that human race and live in PEACE with SOCIAL HARMONY.

When we read RISE & FALL OF RELIGION AND ITS ETHICS IN WORLD PRESPECTIVE, we would be in a position to know many things.....let's not discuss those...as it would not even adjust itself in 100 such pages....

As i wrote earlier, many people asked the same question...as What is expert opinion about RELIGION..... in my belief, ...more
Answered by saumen ganguli, 27 Dec '09 12:31 pm

 
  
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